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Search for a place
The search bar at the top of the window will automatically suggest places as you type. You can enter place names, landmarks, venues, and zip codes, as well as the name of any person in Contacts whose address you have stored.
Once your journey is plotted on the map, pick Show > Show Traffic to see the conditions on the roads you are planning to travel on, including any slow‑moving areas that you should avoid.
You can adjust the directions given by Maps to suit your needs for a particular journey. Click View > Directions > Driving Options to avoid toll roads or highways, for example.
Get location info
A red pin marks your destination. Click it, then the “i” to get extra info on the location, add it to your favorites, report an issue, and more. Click a step in directions to zoom around that part of the journey. Click and hold on a place to drop a new pin there.
Take a tour
The info box also lets you take a Flyover tour. In a selection of major cities, this moves over the destination and shows you notable attractions. Click the 3D button and switch to Satellite mode for a similar view that lets you explore freely.
Check the weather
Zoom in and the app shows local weather and temperature conditions at the top right. This info is for the location at the center of the map.